'''Edward Morgan Forster''' (1 January 18797 June 1970), known by his pen name '''E. M. Forster''', was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist
. Many of his novels examined class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. His novel ''A Passage to India|A Passage to India
'' (1924) brought him his greatest success. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature
in 16 different years.